Back in the '80s -- (that would be the previous century!!!!), I learned Quilt as you Go, from Georgia Bonesteel, the only quilt program available on TV. It was aired on the Public TV, coming from North Carolina. She is responsible for this lovely addiction!
I'm trying this method, slightly modified from the original. Many tutorials are available all over YouTube. I've used strings, and the sewing goes to the edges of the block, and I will machine sew very narrow sashing to front and back, between the blocks. That's the plan, but have NOT started that part yet. Here are 49 blocks that are trimmed to 8 1/4 inch. The only constant is the white diagonal. I DID make a dent in my kids prints hoard as well as my batting scraps! Blocks will be set 6 x 8 (one extra). Some of the blocks look clever together, most are accidental - the white center strip gives the blocks continuity. Bbacking squares are a variety of fabric.